The Architectural Review and Architects' Journal
Paul Finch is programme director of the World Architecture Festival and editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal.
Born London in 1949 he took a history degree at Selwyn College, Cambridge, before going into journalism. He was deputy editor of Estates Times (now Property Week), 1976-1983; editor of Building Design, 1983-94; editor of the Architects’ Journal, 1994-1999, and editor of The Architectural Review 2005-2009.
He was a commissioner and deputy chair at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, 1999-2005, and chair, 2009-2011. He chaired Cabe’s Olympic Design Review panel from 2006-2012. He has been joint editor of Planning in London since 1992.
He received an honorary FRIBA in 1994; an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster, 2004; and an honorary fellowship from University College London, 2006. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland; an honorary member of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales; and an honorary member of the British Council for Offices. He was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2002.